Clos Saron: The Pleasant Peasant Carignan

HARD FACTS

WINE NAME: The Pleasant Peasant Carignan
PRODUCER: Clos Saron
APPELLATION: California
GRAPE VARIETIES: 100% Carignan
FERMENTATION TANKS: Concrete
YEASTS: Natural
MACERATION: 20 days
MALOLACTIC: Done in tank
AGED IN: Concrete and neutral barrels
AGED FOR: 10 months
CLARIFICATION/FILTRATION: None
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 12,5
TOTAL PRODUCTION: 1860
ALTITUDE: 500
SOIL: Decomposed volcanic rock
YEAR PLANTED: 1900
DENSITY: 1500
YIELD: 1,5 kg/vine
VOLUME: 75 cl
BOTTLES PER PACKAGE: 12
PACKAGING TYPE: Carton
BOTTLE SEALING: Natural cork

Quick Facts

Apart from Priorat, there a few places where really old Carignan vines still flourish and produce wines of distinctive character. This is, in our humble opinion, USA's best version.

The Wine’s Story

Made from century old, gnarly Carignan vines and aged in combination of concrete tanks and neutral barrels, this is about as naked as you’ve ever experienced this understated grape variety. Historically used for bulk wines, thanks to Carignan’s generous yield, there are a few areas around the globe where old vine Carignan strives and has proven, on numerous occasions, that greatness can be achieved.

In our opinion, this foot-stomped version, carries that “wow-factor”, so important in today’s wine world. And even more importantly, it has Sierra Foothills written all over it!

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